Maryam Hosseini, the sister of Marzieh Hosseini, detained in the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) camp in Albania, wrote a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) expressing concern about her sister’s health.
The text of the letter is as follows:
Representative of the WHO in Albania
Greetings and best regards
I am Maryam Hosseini, the sister of Marzieh Hosseini Mahmoud Abadi.
My sister is currently stationed at the MEK camp in Albania. She left Iran 34 years ago to continue her higher education. We later found out that she had been transferred to Iraq by the elements of the MEK. In all these 34 years, we have not met her or heard her voice, and we have not even received any message from her.
You know that the most dangerous criminals in the most dreaded prisons in the world have at least the right to have contact with their families. But we are deprived of this minimum right, the possibility of communication. Who can help us deprived families? To which international organization should we take our grievances to support us?
Worst of all, we learned that my sister had the disease caused by the Covid-19 virus in the MEK camp in Albania and was in a difficult condition. The health conditions inside the camp are not favorable at all. There have been a lot of deaths in the past few weeks.
The camp environment where the members of the MEK are based is completely closed and people live in groups and, of course, are not allowed to communicate with their families. Also, the Albanian government does not grant visas to Iranians at the request of the MEK leaders. Therefor we cannot travel to that country and follow the issue closely.
I desperately ask you not to neglect any action that is imagined in order to alleviate the worries of me and my expectant family, so that news of my sister will reach us and we will be able to communicate. Please understand the feelings of me and my family and do not hesitate to pursue this issue.
Thank you and best regards
Office of the Prime Minister of Albania
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights